Rowland Ellis was appointed General Manager of PTI Technologies in 2016. Mr. Ellis has over 18 years of direct experience in the filtration industry, over which time he has progressively served in technical and operational leadership roles. He is active on industry technical committees and holds 2 US filtration related patents. He has a MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara and an MBA from Pepperdine University.
Sr. Vice President
Beth Kozlowski is Sr. Vice President of Finance & Administration and joined PTI Technologies in July 2012. Beth is responsible for Finance, Contracts & IT at PTI. In addition Beth provides financial leadership & acquisition support to the Aerospace and Defense Group with-in ESCO Technologies. Beth has extensive Financial Management & Operations leadership experience in Aerospace and Manufacturing. Prior to PTI Beth was a Group Controller at Rexnord Industries, a leading manufacturer of power transmission and water management products. Prior to Rexnord Industries Beth was a Program Finance Director at General Dynamics. Her career at General Dynamics spanned 21 years progressing through various positions to Finance Director. Beth began her career at Cambrian Systems, Inc., a start up manufacturing company, as a Finance Analyst and progressed to Controller where she was part of a team that prepared an IPO and took the company public. Beth has an extensive background in SEC reporting, Government Accounting, Financial & Strategic Planning, Acquisitions, Divestitures, Business Integrations and is a Six Sigma Green Belt. She was president of the Civic Arts Plaza Federal Credit Union for over 5 years. Beth holds a B.S. degree in Business Management & Accounting from California Lutheran University.
Sr. VP Engineering
Kanwar Suri is Sr. VP of Engineering with over 35 years’ experience in hydraulic and filtration industry. His responsibilities include managing and leading design/project engineering, sustaining engineering and test engineering groups to promote a cost effective optimized design that meets customers’ expectations. Provides technical leadership, planning, and guidance on R&D programs and contributes to business development efforts focused on the technology. Mr. Suri is actively involved in several technical committees and guides them to develop industry standards, has written and presented technical papers to INDA and FILTECH filtration conferences and holds several US patents in the field of hydraulic filtration and pressure sensing devices. He holds a MS (Engineering) and DER FAA certification.
VP, Business Development
David Conrad is a seasoned aviation / aerospace executive with over 35 years of experience in the industry. He brings a wealth of expertise with particular strengths in areas such as sales and marketing, business development, strategic planning, supply chain development, repair capabilities development, customer support and process improvement. With an abundance of international experience, David has a strong understanding of the aviation and aerospace markets in Asia, North America, Europe, and the Middle East.
Currently, David is the Vice President, Business Development at PTI Technologies based in Oxnard, CA. In this role, he is responsible for leading all OEM and aftermarket business development for a leading supplier of fluid control and filtration to the aviation and aerospace industry. He works with all commercial, regional and business aviation aircraft OEM’s as well as Tier 1 and Tier 2 integrators in the OEM market segment. In the aftermarket segment, he works with leading global passenger airlines, cargo airlines, MRO organizations and distributors to provide in-service support as well as developing new products to expand the portfolio.
Prior to joining PTI Technologies, David spent five years as the Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Customer Service at Zodiac Water & Waste Aero Systems based in Carson, CA where he lead the sales, marketing and customer service for the business working with aircraft OEM’s, Tier 1 interiors integrators and galley/lavatory suppliers. He also lead development of branding and other marketing initiatives resulting in increased customer demand for new products and technology produced by Zodiac Water & Waste Aero Systems.
Prior to joining Zodiac Water & Waste Aero Systems, David spent three years as the Director International Sales & Marketing of Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering Co., Ltd (GAMECO) a Part 145 MRO based in Guangzhou, People’s Republic of China. David has also served as the Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Customer Service as well as General Manager, PSI at Rexnord Aerospace. He has also held positions with Goodrich Cargo Systems (based in Beijing, China), and AeroUnion Corporation as well as progressing through a number of business development and leadership positions in Honeywell/ AlliedSignal.
In addition to his executive career, David has served for over five years on an advisory board for a marketing communications firm in the aerospace and defense markets. He also the President/CEO of the Liu Fang Memorial Scholarship Foundation, providing scholarships to women in physics, engineering and mathematics. David holds a B.S. degree in Chemical and Petroleum Refining Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.